A Midsummer Night's Dream: Y9–Y10 Drama
Dates: 3, 4, 5 May
Time: 7 pm
Venue: TB Millar Hall
Tickets: buy online or at the door
This production, directed by Sally Stenning, is a vibrant reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, set in the Australian bush. It contains original music composed by Y11 Music students and dancers from the Junior Performance group with students from Y4–Y6. We also welcome back collegian Alexander Wanjura as guest percussionist conductor. The technical elements of the production have been designed and implemented by the Senior Drama Technical students. This production is a wonderful combination of curriculum and co-curricular activities of the Performing Arts.
The Royal Shakespeare Company provides this synopsis of Shakespeare’s beloved tale:
On a midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.